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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
. all right. thank you. well, coming up, the justice department brings down the hammer on b.p. over the gulf oil spill. >>> plus, 15 days after the storm, president obama returns to survey the damage and to lend some much needed emotional support. you're watching "early today." >>> well, here are some. stories making news this morning. b.p. has agreed to pay a record criminal penalty of $4.5 billion. attorney general eric holder says much of the money will be used to help restore the gulf. >>> president obama got a firsthand look at hurricane sandy's disaster zones on new york's staten island on thursday. the president consoled grieving victims and vowed to stick with them. >>> prosecutors in new york state are dropping drug possession charges against john bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after her apparent state law. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush haying ger reveals about having her first kiss on the executive mansion's first rooftop. steve ford talks about his mother complaining about having to cook dinner
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Nov 18, 2012 10:30am EST
ability to move ahead without any political weighing in on any side. >> all right. more to come on this. thank you both very much. >> thank you. >>> up next, more on the petraeus affair and the political battle over the obama administration's handling of the attack on benghazi. we'll get reaction here from the man leading the charge against the administration and against ambassador susan rice, senator lindsey graham. >>> later, fallout from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at chevron.com.you can learn more you can learn more at chevron.com.you we're sittinge on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer.
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
. he's a man. >> as we mentioned, we are expecting to hear from president obama on these growing scandals later today. nbc news will have live coverage of the president's news conference from the east room at the white house beginning at 1:30 eastern time, 10:30 pacific right here on this nfc station. >>> now for your look at the weather, here's nbc bill karins. hopefully it's a little bit less complicated than this tangled web of information. it is very complicated. hopefully your weather forecast isn't like that. >> i don't have an eighth of the drama. i need some kind of love triangle in the weather office. good morning, everyone. here's what we're looking at in the forecast today. the temperatures have plunge bed in the east coast. if you're heading out this morning, do bundle yourself up in the northeast. temperatures are 20 to 30 degrees colder in the northeast than they were yesterday. that's not factoring in the winds. the cold front went through yesterday. now in the midwest where it has been cold, temperatures are a little bit warmer. wind chill is not as bad around min
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am EST
only one who got positive ratings from women. >>> right now, the president is on his way to areas hit hard by hurricane sandy more than two weeks ago. president obama took off from the white house within the past hour. he's headed to nye nearby's staten island where he'll meet with first responders. it's the second visit to the destruction zone. he visited with governor chris christie. >>> two power companies are under investigation for how they responded. they received subpoenas from the new york attorney general's office for how they restored power and communicated with customers. the storm left 2 million people in the dark for days. >> we have cloudy skies out there. does that mean rain for us, tom? >> does it? >> no, i don't think so. it's a dry, but cold pattern for the next several days. it's feeling like winter still, looking like autumn. individual trees are gorgeous. here is a japanese maple that is in full autumn color. here we are in mid november. a lot of trees wait until mid november to get peak color. it's a gorgeous tree sent in. you can see the photo that is come in th
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00am EST
. 29% say the president would be to blame. 10% would blame both. we'll be carrying president obama's news conference live at 1:30 thi afternoon. you can watch it on our website. we'll be streaming live on www.nbcwashington.com. >>> we're following breaking news right now. nbc news learned david petraeus will answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi after all. he will testify tomorrow before the senate intelligence committe he was supposed to testify today, until he resigned after admitting he had an affair. tracie potts has more on the growing scandal. >> reporter: at least one member of congress already spoke with the cia about the crowing controversy involving david petraeus and john allen. >> i don't have any reason to think there are national security issues at stake in what transpi transpired. >> there are questions of e-mails between allen and kelley. one senior official says they were not explicit, but used names like sweetheart and dear. allen denies any wrong doing. >> no one should lead to conclusions here. his nomination has been put on hold as a pruden
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
, formerly known as burma. >> all right, chuck todd, thank you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good to see you. president obama has not really inserted himself in the mideast peace process to the extent that his predecessors have. given the current explosion of violence with hamas, given the changes in the arab world we've seen over the last two years, will he have to become more involved? >> i think he probably will. and whether he pursues what a lot of presidents pursue in its second term and that is mideast peace between israelis and palestinians i think is an open question based on conditions on the ground and what we're seeing now is part of that. is there a reasonable basis to begin those negotiations? is right now he's got perhaps an even more difficult job which is to make sure countries like egypt don't throw their weight behind hamas against israel, that egypt acts as a kind of restraining partner which is what it's typically done with militants in the area, and that's why the president's conversations with egypt are so important right now. >> and speaking
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Nov 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
that just a few years ago was isolated from the world community. president obama defended the trip as some human rights advocates say it's coming too soon. >> this is not an endorsement of the bermese government, this is an acknowledgement that there is a process underway inside that country. >> reporter: on his last trip with the outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton, president obama expects to meet with leaders again. the two reflected on it during their visit to the monastery. after myanmar, it's off to cambodia. >>> meanwhile back here at home, much of the focus here in washington remains on controversy on what happened in gaza. >> reporter: on "meet the press," firm denials on benghazi from a top democrat. >> was there a cover-up? do you believe that the president or anybody serving the president deliberately misled the true nature of this attack for political reasons? >> no. >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus left no doubt in his testimony on friday. he said all along that the attack was a terror attack. >> it was terror. that's the point. >> reporter: republi
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm EST
. >>> right now, at 5:00, president obama's first news conference since reelection and he is peppered with questions involving david petraeus. >>> neighbors who knew the teenager arrested for two high-profile murders in just a week speak out today. >>> a price hike on the dulles toll road. what will you be paying in just a few weeks. >>> and good afternoon. i'm wendy rieger. >> and i'm jim handly. first up at 5:00 tonight, police in anne arundel county are searching for the man who shot the manager of the 24-hour walmart in laurel, maryland, this morning. >> that shooting happened in the parking lot, but the incident started inside the store. jackie bensen is live in laurel with the latest on this. jackie? >> reporter: well, remember, as you said, this store was open at the time. it was a frightening experience for everyone involved. images of the suspect were captured on the store's extensive security system. jesse said he spoke to the man as he walked through the store, located just off route 198 near the vw parkway. he said the man had a hood pulled up and a scarf over his face and aske
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 12:35am EST
] that's crazy, right? wow." speaking of obama, the president has declared today "america recycles day." [ cheers ] which reminds me, obama hosted a screening of "lincoln" at the white house. and after the movie, biden was like, "i did not see that ending coming!" [ laughter ] so excited, you guys. we have katie holmes tonight! [ cheers and applause ] comedian russell peters! [ cheers and applause ] and amazon founder jeff bezos on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and this is cool. since we booked jeff bezos in advance, he was delivered with free shipping and handling! so we saved -- saved a lot of -- >> steve: oh, my god. that's 'cause you're prime. >> jimmy: check this out. a new survey found that 9% of americans have their childhood dream job. wow, i had no idea there were that many ghostbusters. [ laughter ] >> steve: who you gonna call? >> jimmy: yeah. yeah. this isn't good, you guys. the calculator manufacturer, texas instruments, announced that it's cutting 5% of its workforce. when the ceo made the announcement, employees were like, "you can go straight to upside down,
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
politically, they believe they're insulated here, because petraeus isn't considered an obama guy. if anything, he's more of a republican guy at the end of the day. >> all right. jack jacobs, chuck todd, thank you gentlemen both. to chuck's point, this as a distraction overshadowing what would otherwise be the big story in washington right now. congress returning to town, getting back to work to the business of pulling back from the so-called fiscal cliff. kelly o'donnell covers the hill for us. she's there tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. already a full plate for congress. this petraeus controversy has grabbed attention, with members of both parties dismissed and frustrated especially about the investigation that left them in the dark. today the acting cia director was here to talk in private with key leaders. many lawmakers say petraeus owes them answers about what happened in the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi despite his resignation. he was set to testify this week and was replaced after the scandal broke. many lawmakers don't want to let h
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Nov 17, 2012 7:00am EST
. it is the kind of unpredictable situation that egypt will have a tough time dealing with right now and it leaves the united states in a very difficult position. you remember, president obama said in that interview with telemundo that he wasn't sure egypt was really even a steadfast ally right now, he said it's not quite an enemy. right now when you have egyptian officials expressing such solidarity with hamas, it's clear to see why the united states had those doubts. >> richard engel in gaza, thanks very much. >>> we are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack in benghazi, libya. former cia director david petraeus still reeling from the revelation of his affair, testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristin welker is in our washington bureau with more. good morning. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capital on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration landled the benghazi attack. due to the firestorm surrounding his life, reporters were bl
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Nov 14, 2012 12:35am EST
. people just come out of the woodwork, right? once they see -- >> once you get famous. that's why i have a lot of respect for barack obama. i'm gonna tell you that. because he has character. there's no way, with all the people that dislike him, personally -- that no one could find not one girl he used to date back in the day to come out and say something crazy about barack obama. >> jimmy: yeah. >> which means he has no hoes. you know what i mean? he has no hoes. that takes a lot of character to be 18-years-old walking around the campus of harvard, and knowing you're going to be the president one day. you're telling everybody no. [ female voice ] "barack, it's a keg party tonight." [ as obama ] "no, susie, i'm going to be the president. that's a setup. nope, nope, nope." [ laughter ] you know what i mean? >> jimmy: yeah, i guess so, yeah. >> 'cause it's not easy. herman cain found out it ain't easy. >> jimmy: oh, herman cain. >> hoes came out of nowhere, didn't they? [ laughter ] a lot of 'em. >> jimmy: hoes came out of nowhere. that is true, yep. >> questlove knows that the hoes gonna fin
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Nov 12, 2012 3:05am EST
, all of these special interest groups that were -- the folks in washington knew what the right way was to try to whip national elections, they couldn't quite do it because they were -- basically, they succumbed to their base the democratic party started with bill clint and obama successfully able to carry this over, never able to allow the base of the democratic party, special interest groups, to overtake the national message, the republican party -- >> the serious governing philosophy thatter is thfd country well but too many swing voters in the country, you hear the word conservative now, they think of looms and wackos. we gave pup five u.s. senate seats the last two election cycles by people who were just out there, completely extreme, manifestly up prepared for the offices that they are running for. our elected leaders scared to death of the conservative entertainment complex, the shrill and divisive voices that are bombastic and broadcasting out into the homes and this country is rejecting the social extremism of the republican party on issue after issue. if you look at the fo
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
. >>> that's right. president obama sits down with big lawmakers today for budget talks in an effort to avoid the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. he will sit with senate majority leader harry reed and minority leader mitch mcconnell. the white house says the president will look at the extension of tax cuts for top earners. former white house chief of staff erskine bowles tells cnbc he thinks there's a one-third chance congress will reach a deficit cutting deal during the lame duck session. >>> in other news, retailers are targeting commerce this year, which is the rise in'shoi shopp created by smartphones and tablets. many consumers are shopping as they collapse on the couch after thanksgiving dinner. it was previously unacceptable to pull out a laptop after thanksgiving dinner or fire up the pc. ebay is calling this a new shopable moment. two-thirds of retailers say holiday sales should begin after thanksgiving dinner, and their meals would end on average at 5:23 p.m. eastern. based on that, ebay will launch 20 mobile only deals at 5:23 p.m. eastern on thursday. watch out for that. back
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00am EST
called the president yesterday to provide an update. mr. obama also spoke with egyptian president morsi and praised his efforts to ease tensions in the region. the white house says president obama supports israel's right to teefd itself but that he wants td situation resolved quickly as possible. >>> today the president takes his first overseas trip since winning re-election. mr. obama will head to southeast asia for a four-day visit and attend a summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he will be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activist aung san suu kyi. >>> this morning leaders in congress say they are optimistic they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. the president and house leaders showed confidence after a closed door meeting on capitol hill. the republican house speaker john boehner and democrat house minority leader nancy pelosi expressed confidence but neither said how the talks are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to tee cease taxes as scheduled for individuals
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
strip. she said president obama called benjamin netanyahu and reiterated his support for israel's right to defend itself. but she said the united states is urging israel to make efforts to avoid civilian casualties. it happened after an israeli air strike killed an hamas leader zufrnlt a woman can't walk after a medical mistake. she claims a doctor left something in her foot after surgery. shamari stone has the story. >> this woman scoots around her house in rockville tonight. >> this experience has to be the most painful i've ever had. >> she says nine months ago a doctor at the medical center operated on her foot to remove a bunion but left something behind. >> all i wanted him to do was take off my bunion and when i came out of surgery, i was in excruciating pain. >> her foot was red, swollen, she had no clue a broken drill bit was inside it. >> i kept telling him after surgery that it hurt. this is not a normal pain. >> she tried to go back to a normal life but couldn't. she went back to the hospital a week later and claims the doctor did not do an x-ray. he sent her home. three mon
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Nov 17, 2012 9:00am EST
the region. the white house says president obama supports israel's right to defend itself but that he wants the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible. >>> right now one of this year's most high profile charities is getting ready to demonstrate here in washington. supporters of the invisible children, the charity that made the viral video kony 2012 are attending a global summit at the washington convention center to press leaders on stopping joseph kony. he is the man said to be responsible for the kidnapping and murder of thousands of children and forcing them to serve in his lords resistance army. this afternoon the group will head to the white house with plans of surrounding the building. >>> today the president will head overseas for the first time since winning re-election. the president just left the joint base a few minutes ago traveling to southeast asia for a four-day visit. president obama will attend a regional summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he is also going to be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activists.
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
killed, missiles killed at least 12 civilians. in bangkok president obama said it was palestinian rocket fire that started this conflict and israel has a right to defend itself. >> so flt we'if we're serious a wanting to resolve this situation and create a genuine peace process, it starts with no more missiles being fired into israel's territory. >> the president cautioned against sending israeli troops into gaza because it could lead to more casualties. >>> stephanie gosk has the latest on those killed and wounded today. >> reporter: with many here in israel and in gaza hoping that a cease-fire might take hold, there was no indication on the ground today that that was the case. there were back and forth exchanges of attacks from both sides. the deadliest in gaza. israeli forces hadity a residential building killing at least 12 people, many of them from the same family. gaza returned fire to israel today. over 100 rockets lobbed toward this country. there were four people injured in the south and there were two attacks aimed here at tel aviv but intercepted by the iron dome missile defen
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
republican administration. >>> 15 before the hour right now. mitt romney offering a frank reason for why he lost thing election to president obama. in a conference call he said, "gifts" offered to minority voters during his first term pushed blacks, hispanics and young people to vote for him again. the gifts were things like the passage of obama care, forgiveness of college loan interest, dream act legislation for undocumented immigrants, and contraception coverage. more than 70% of hispanics and 90% of blacks voted for president obama in the election. >>> a florida restaurant owner is taking criticism of obama care to the next level. john metz, who owns 40 denny's restaurants and a grill and wing franchise will add a 5% surcharge to customers's bills in 2014. he said passing on obama care to customers is his only alternative to a potential rise in health care costs. he will cut the hours to under 30 hours to avoid a penalty he would face for not insuring some of his workers. >>> warner is still deciding whether he wants to run for governor of virginia. he would be an early favorite to win.
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00am EST
1% cash back on almost everything. >>> we could see changes in the obama administration, sooner rather than later. >> the president faces a number of challenges right now, including avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. joining us is david gregory. >> good morning, david. >> good morning. >> a lot of talk about david petraeus. the spotlight this week is when he went before the intelligence committee to talk about the attacks on libya. >> that's right. i think that's become a big focus beyond his personal problems and his affair, and the question of whether there was a government coverup at some level? a lot of focus on susan rice, the ambassador who came on the show who said this was a spontaneous attack, not something terror related. she did testify about that the real issue we'll tackle this morning was had she contradicted the view of the administration, saying she did believe it was terrorism all along, and even at the outset, talking points given by the intelligence community to susan rice, that have the elimination of any reference to the terror attack. >> will this set up
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
the dictionary. >> like a mem sgle the same society that created the barack obama song where you took all these words. >> right. >> with eve got too much time on the hand. >> word of the year for you guys, anybody? >> lol. >> lol. >> yeah. >> they force amaze balls on me. put it in the script. i go in there and remove it quickly. >> put it in a script. >> i'm not like reading amaze balls today, take that thing out. >> but yet you're bringing it up. >> you brought it here. now we have it. >> take three. movember mustache madness. november is global men's health charity engaging men to grow and women to support the mustache for 30 days in november, and we've brought. >> to support men's charities for health. >> fun for men's health, prostate, testicular and prostate cans everyone initiatives. we've got some of our guys. >> look at this. >> are those real mustaches. >> some of you look like you have been eating manchovies. >> ryan, getting the caterpillar going pretty soon. >> tell that to my wife. >> is it working, sparking conversation and people asking you about it? >> sure, yeah
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Nov 13, 2012 12:35am EST
know. >> jimmy: all right. >> this is stupid. >> jimmy: you go first. >> oh. [ laughter ] okay. blackberry. >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. >> blackberry? fruit. [ laughter ] >> steve: oh. that's a good guess. least you didn't say obama. [ laughter ] thank you. >> jimmy: sexting? >> steve: ooh. >> pbm? >> steve: oh, no. [ laughter ] >> carpal. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you know you can tell -- [ talking over each other ] nothing. >> and then -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: go for it. >> phone? >> iphone. no. >> jimmy: i have no shot at winning this. [ light laughter ] >> typing. >> steve: blackberry, typing. carpool. >> texting. >> steve: oh! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] wow! >> jimmy: i'm sorry. >> steve: you guys lost 18-5. >> jimmy: "chelsea lately," the champ, weeknights at 11:00 p.m. on e! charlie cox joins us next. there he is in the bud light platinum suite. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [music] "dance of the sugar plum fairies" ♪ ♪ syou know, i've helped alot ofof people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little
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